The Karl F. Schuessler Lecture is held annually and highlights state-of-the-art and cutting-edge developments in social science methodology.
Throughout his career, Karl authored articles, chapters, and books too numerous to mention on the methods of social research and criminology. As a result of his reputation for insisting on rigorous scholarship and methodological sophistication, Karl was selected to serve as editor of both the American Sociological Review and the prestigious series, Sociological Methodology.
The lecture is made possible by a generous gift to the Schuessler Institute from Karl’s family. It was established in recognition of Karl’s many contributions to the enterprise of sociological research specifically, and social science research more generally, and his uncompromising quest/support for rigorous scholarship in the social sciences that is informed by methodological expertise.